ADBR is published by Australia’s first independent not for profit Defence company, Felix Advantage.

Australian Defence Business ReviewADBR – is the definitive source of information about the integration of Navy, Army and Air Force capability.

We support the development and sustainment of sovereign defence capability by enabling communication across Defence, industry, academia, and Government.

ADBR magazine is published bi-monthly and provides specialist insight across the Air, Land, Maritime, Cyber & Electronic Warfare, and Space domains. We provide an in-depth analysis of Defence acquisition, sustainment, training, logistics, and Joint Force integration.

ADBR is read extensively across the following demographics:

  • Defence leadership
  • Government officials and Ministerial staffers,
  • National security specialists,
  • Defence project officers and acquisition managers,
  • Senior Defence industry business executives, and
  • Heads of think tanks and research institutions.

ADBR Managing Editor – Andrew McLaughlin

Andrew has worked in the aerospace and defence media since 1998, initially starting as a part-time freelance writer before going full-time in 2003 to edit Australian Aviation magazine’s then new weekly e-newsletter and web platform.

In 2005 Andrew was a founding partner in Phantom Media which acquired Australian Aviation, and was appointed its Deputy Editor. Andrew was appointed Editor of the highly-regarded Australian Defence Business Review (ADBR) magazine and the weekly Defence Industry Aerospace Report ( e-newsletter following its acquisition by Phantom Media in 2010.

In mid-2012 Andrew left the media to take on a contract role as Strategic Communications Advisor for the ADF’s New Air Combat Capability project team. In 2013 he established the Communications Intelligence (COMINT) consultancy, and in 2015 was appointed to the role of Communications Representative for Northrop Grumman Australia.

In late 2017, Andrew returned to the media and was offered the role of Managing Editor of ADBR following that magazine’s acquisition by Felix Advantage.

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